Girls Education, Girls Empowerment - presentation at Global Education Forum, October 2016

Emily Schorr Lesnick, Dwight Vidale (LINE Fellows, Riverdale Country School) and Rekha Puri shared our work with Avasara Leadership Fellows Program, Mumbai. It was heartening to hear personal stories about Girls Empowerment from our workshops participants, and fun to watch them participate whole-heatedly in theatre activities. 

Please welcome two brilliant, dynamic women to LINEglobal!

We are thrilled to welcome Patsy Doerr to our Board of Directors. Patsy serves as the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion at Thomson Reuters.



We are honored to welcome Dr. Veronica Boix Mansilla as a special advisor. Veronica serves on the Steering Committee of Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education and is Chair of the Future of Learning Institute.

Soiree hosted by Susan and Varinder Singh, May 24, 2016

Susan and Varinder Singh (Board Member) generously hosted a Soiree at their home to introduce LINEglobal to their friends. It was a lovely, social evening - great food, friendly ambience and warm hospitality! LINE Founder, Rekha Puri, and LINE Fellows, Emily Schorr Lesnick and Dwight Vidale, spoke about their experiences and the imperative need for professional development and immersive experiences for globally competent teachers. Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters, emphasized the cultural fluency, global citizenship and global mindset required in the work place.

Thank you Susan and Varinder Singh! 

We hope our new friends enthusiastically support our efforts to foster global networks between educators and shift paradigms of how school communities engage with cultures vastly different from our own. 

Rekha Puri invited as guest speaker to Alessia Lefebure's class at SIPA Columbia University

Rekha Puri was a guest speaker at SIPA Columbia University today in Alessia Lefebure's class Higher Education, Policy and Development in Asia. The focus was India and it was a privilege (and a treat!) to share LINEglobal's work. Check out Alessia's presentation "Higher Education and Development: India-China Impossible Comparisons?" that led to the most interesting group discussion.  

3 Riverdale alumni meet in Mumbai - serendipity!

Bringing English To Life: Exploring Global and Local Themes Through Short Stories is a collaboration between Emily Schorr Lesnick (Theater) and Dwight Vidale (English) at Riverdale Country School, and Lowell Woodin (English) at Oberoi International School, Mumbai. All three teachers are also alumni of Riverdale Country School! Students in both Dwight’s and Lowell’s 6th grade English classes will read Alice Walker’s “The Flowers” and engage with themes of gender and coming of age through creative writing, analytical writing and dramatic activities.

Theatre - Rites of Passage/Coming of Age

Group Devising Across Nations: Rites of Passage/Coming of Age is a collaboration between Emily Schorr Lesnick at Riverdale Country School and Isbael de Moraes Rodrigues at Oberoi International School, who serendipitously met as classmates in graduate school at New York University after being in India! The actors in their respective 10th grade theatre classes will utilize technology to communicate and devise a collaborative theatre piece that explores rites of passage and coming of age traditions, asking "Which themes are culturally specific and which are universal?" This project will launch in Winter 2016. 

Global Story Sharing

Global Story-Sharing With The Writer's Bug, Avasara & Riverdale Country School began when Richa Sethi, Tanushree Angirish, and Emily Schorr Lesnick met at EdcampMumbai at Oberoi International School in March 2015. This partnership incorporates writing and theater to think about creative writing, storytelling and global collaboration  in a new way. The project will take flight in the Winter 2015-2016. 

Presentation "Mumbai-NYC Teacher Connection" at Global Education Forum, co-organized by Asia Society and Penn GSE; Amy Liebov and Rekha Puri, Oct. 16, 2015

This session highlighted our authentic engagement with Shiksha preschool, Nirav Modi Foundation, Mumbai, that serves students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Amy Liebov and Rekha Puri shared hand made materials and this Prezi, discussed our in-person teacher training program in March 2015, how we have continued our conversations via Whatsapp and Skype; and our next steps including an upcoming trip in March 2016 to work together in person again.  

Educating With The World In Mind: Special event with Dr. Veronica Boix Mansilla, co-hosted with Riverdale Country School and IIE Institute of International Education, Friday, November 6, 2015

LINEglobal, Riverdale Country School and IIE Institute of International Education are co-hosting an event with Dr. Veronica Boix Mansilla on Friday, November 6, 2015. The talk will be held at the IIE Kaufmann Conference Room, an architectural gem designed by Alvar Aalto. Special thanks to Veronica Boix Mansilla, Dominic Randolph, Riverdale Country School and IIE.

Global Collaboration Day, September 17, 2015

Watch our video presentation on Global Collaboration Day for ideas on how to develop long-distance professional partnerships via in person meetings and the use of technology, and read more about our collaborative projects. We welcome your comments and feedback. Thanks to our incredible LINEglobal fellows, and our colleagues and friends in India.

LINE-ing up Connections! Global Collaboration Day September 17, 2015

Watch our video presentation for ideas on how to develop long-distance professional partnerships and innovative projects via in person meetings and the use of technology. We are happy to launch this on September 17th - Global Collaboration Day and the festival date celebrating Ganesha, the elephant god, invoked for auspicious beginnings! We look forward to sharing our resources and learning with inspiring global educators all over the world!

Dominic Randolph recognized in "Most Likely TO Succeed"

Dominic Randolph (Board of Directors, LINEglobal, and Head of School, Riverdale Country School) is recognized for his leadership and innovative work with design thinking, character development and other exciting initiatives in the new book, "Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids For The Innovation Era," by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith. 

The Biodiversity Project - Jennifer Donovan

The Biodiversity Project connects educators and students in India with their colleagues in the US (New York, Ohio, Alaska, Wyoming, Arizona, Florida) and Australia. The National Science Foundation and the University of Wyoming support Jennifer Donovan's amazing work, and LINEglobal joined this effort in 2013-14 with the Sheth C.N. Vidyavihar, Ahmedabad. Jennifer Donovan teaches science atTrinity School in New York City, and is the founder and project leader of The Biodiversity Project. 

August 2015 - We are thrilled to announce two new school partners: The Gateway School of Mumbaiand Godrej Udayachal School. 

Summer News of our incredible #LINEed team!

  • Theatre for Inclusion workshop NYU Steinhardt Read Emily Schorr-Lesnick's blog from Ireland about crossing borders and not overstepping borders of respect
  • Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership - Kelly Tracy taught at the Summer Institute; Karlyn Adler completed the Summer Institute; and Jessica Soodek finished her first summer of the Leadership Masters Program - cheers to all three! 
  • Emily McCarren is now Academy Principal at Punahou School - congratulations!
  • Amy Liebov is easing in to retirement (from work but not from LINE!); Dwight Vidale is relaxing and dreaming up wonderful new collaborative ideas; and Jennifer Donovan is in heaven exploring bio-diversity in all its glory in Australia!
  • Vladimir Kuskovski is now Director of International School of Basel Region, Switzerland,  after serving as Head of School at Oberoi International School, Mumbai, for the past four years - congratulations!